Andorra – Mountain Recreation and Duty Free Shopping

Roc del Quer Viewpoint, Andorra

Andorra is a small country. How small? It’s only 180 sq mi / 400 sq km or a little over half the size of New York City. The population is 78,000 and only 1/3 are citizens. However, it doesn’t seem like a city state like most other small, non-island countries. At the center is a […]

Barcelona – City of Gaudí and Much More

Güell Park, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and capital of Catalan, is considered a Top-5 destination in Europe and a Top-15 in the world. It has enviable restaurants, lively nightlife, long beaches, good public transportation, incredible architecture (particularly the work of Antoni Gaudí) and an artistic heritage that continues to evolve. It’s easy to access by plane, […]

Ljubljana – Slovenia Capital That All Ages Love

Many travelers do not know where Slovenia is or confuse it with the similarly sounding Slovakia. The Slovenian people’s ancestral roots go back over 1,500 years and for hundreds of years under the sovereignty of the Habsburg Monarchy. After WWI, they became part of Yugoslavia.    It wasn’t until 1991 that the Slovenians had a […]